As a nonprofit institution of higher education, Seton Hall University has been granted sales and use tax exempt status by the State of New Jersey as well as certain other states. The University conveys this information to vendors by means of a tax exempt certificate letter. This letter indicates Seton Hall's tax exempt permit number as registered by the State of New Jersey, or other appropriate states.
When originating departments need this information to be sent to vendors, the Procurement Department should be contacted with as much advance notice as possible to provide the appropriate certificate. A tax exempt certificate can only be issued to a vendor when Seton Hall University is paying for the purchase. An employee doing business on behalf of the University cannot obtain a tax exempt certificate if the employee pays a bill out of pocket to be reimbursed by the University later. This would violate state law and result in the particular state taking the exemption privilege away from Seton Hall.
The University has sales and use tax exemption in the following states:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
The community will be notified if/when any new state has been added to the list.
December 16, 2004